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Why the V&A Gay and Lesbian Tour is Essential

Glynn Christian in front of Giambologna's Samson Slaying a Philistine at the V&A

Dan Vo examines how the V&A’s new LGBTQ Tour came to be, and why it is needed. My eye scans down the poster and is drawn to a rather handsome tail on the letter Q. The notice is headed ‘V&A Tours and Talks’, and the line I am reading says, ‘16.00 LGBTQ Tour (last Saturday […]

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Queer & Wow!


It’s hard to believe that a whole week has already gone past since our evening of being so Queer & Now in the Museum! At this time last week we were excitedly dashing around the Museum, greeting artists and performers as they arrived; checking that all equipment was safely set-up; making sure that everyone knew what was […]

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Queer and Now!

queer and now

And so with another unashamedly promotional post, I am back to announce that the line-up for this month’s Friday Late has now been made public! From the fringes of the underground to the drag divas taking over the mainstream, this is a world where pretty much anything can be ‘queered’. Join us as we turn a […]

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Dates for your Diaries!

a pre-restoration still from DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS

As we enter 2015, we have a number of events coming up that I’d encourage you to pop in your diaries right away. More details about all of them will follow soon but for now here are two key dates to scribble down. NB: We’ll also have a big announcement about another exciting event coming soon! […]

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Ralph & Russo: Let the Glamour Begin

Courtesy of Ralph & Russo ©

Weddings and fashion shows have something key in common. When attending either, guests wait in excited anticipation for a grand entrance, and a first sighting of The Dress. On Friday, these elements will combine, as the couturiers Ralph & Russo join us at the museum to put on a very special event for our Fashion […]

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V&A at the Venice Architecture Biennale


A small group from the V&A’s Contemporary Architecture Design and Digital team were in Venice last week for the opening of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Curated this year by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his office OMA, the theme is ‘Fundamentals’, zooming in on the various elements of which all architecture is inevitably composed. […]

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Friday Late ‘Sound It Out’: Boiler Room Reflections

The first Friday Late of 2014, ‘Sound It Out’, saw an incredible 5812 visitors to the Museum to experience a night dedicated to the exploration of music’s relationship to technology – from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation. A large part of the evening’s success, no doubt, was the involvement of Boiler […]

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Behind the Scenes at Friday Late ‘Sound It Out’

January’s Friday Late ‘Sound It Out’ was an incredibly successful evening with 5812 visitors in total and many more who were sadly unable to get into the Museum as we reached maximum capacity by 8.30pm – a first in the history of Friday Late.  The event looked at music’s relationship to technology. The projects we showcased represented […]

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